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I Know This Much Is True Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Wally Lamb
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which president is in charge of Operation Desert Shield during the time of the antiwar protest?



2. Thomas says that Ray is jealous of _______ special plans for him, according to the therapy tape.



3. Whose picture is the biggest in Ma and Ray's room, as Dominick notices when he's sitting there?



4. Who is forbidden to have male visitors while her family is away, though she does so anyway?



5. At sometime in the past, Dominick, Leo, and Ralph all did a ___________ together, according to the book.



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dominick recall lying about in third grade which he now feels guilty about doing?



2. Who is revealed as being Dominick's father when Ray breaks his promise to Ma and tells Dominick?



3. What does seeing young dance students trigger in Dominick when he goes to see Patel and Sheffer?



4. What are the therapy techniques which Dominick objects to, as they are causing one person in his life to be at blame?



5. What does Papa find out about Prosperine and Ignazia has he searches the kitchen for poison?



6. What does Ma forbid the boys from telling their stepfather when they are coming back from the movie theater?



7. What does Papa do since he can not trust Prosperine to not poison him as they are living together?



8. What does Dominick grow impatient with when he is talking with his brother a day before the amputation?



9. Who tries to assure Dominick that Thomas is fine at the place where he is recovering?



10. What happens to the memoir by Papa which Dominick decides he wants to translate for himself?



Essay Topics

Papa decides to drown the monkey because it bites Papa, even though he promised Pasquale he would not.

Part 1: Why do you think Papa breaks the promise to Pasquale?

Part 2: Do you think drowning the monkey was an evil act of Papa or a necessary evil?

Part 3: How do you think Papa's life might have changed had he not drowned the monkey?

Throughout the book, there are several myths brought in, including Shiva, the god of destruction.

Part 1: Why do you think these myths and stories are brought into the book?

Part 2: How does Shiva apply to the situation with Thomas and Dominick?

Part 3: Are there any other mythologies or stories which you think might apply to the brothers?

The memoir of Papa is revealing and scary and altering for Dominick as he reads is.

Part 1: Why do you think the memoir has been kept a secret for so long?

Part 2: Do you think reading a memoir about your parents might change your life?

Part 3: How do you think you might change your actions if you read a memoir of your parents?

(see the answer keys)

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